Should You Get Tested for Hepatitis C? - Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
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Should You Get Tested for Hepatitis C?

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Should I get tested? - Hepatitis C for Patients

Currently, it is recommended that all adults age 18-79 be tested for hepatitis C. Talk to your VA provider about risk factors that may require more regular screening.

The hepatitis C test is available for all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. See the printable HCV testing handout for information about getting tested at a VA facility.

If you are at risk for HCV, you should consider getting tested. You have to get blood tests to find out if you have HCV because the symptoms of hepatitis C infection often are very mild. In fact, you may not have any symptoms at all.

If you are diagnosed with hepatitis C, new treatments for hepatitis C are able to cure most people in about 12 weeks.